Humanity has made enormous progress in the past 50 years toward eliminating hunger and malnutrition. Agricultural development has contributed significantly to these gains, while also fostering economic growth and poverty reduction in some of the world's poorest countries. However, progress has slowed in recent years. This makes learning from past successes in agricultural development more urgent than ever. Developed by IFPRI, "Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development" addresses this need, documenting evidence on what works in agriculture. The report details policies, programs, and investments in agricultural development have actually reduced hunger and poverty.
The event examined several of these successes, focusing on what worked, why it worked, and what we can learn. The event also reflected on how lessons learned can inform the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA), a project supported by USAID.
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)